Setting the Xbox up (a predicate for setting a machine as a home console) needs to be done with an online internet connection to a Microsoft server. The Xbox with the servers down is as useful as a Stadia with a built-in Blu-ray movie player. Unlikely, sure. As unlikely as people using Google Chrome instead of Internet Explorer must have seemed in 2002.No, but the guy keeps claiming you can't play games on the Xbox without an internet connection, which is 100% false. It's obvious he's someone who doesn't own the system and is going off the always-online DRM that no longer exists in the system. Once the system is set as your Home Xbox you can play stuff without internet.
That’s my hope. A simple stupid warning prompt we can just hit x on and get into the games we paid for. I appreciate that for some it is very valuable to earn achievements by playing games today. It’s arguably just as valuable to always be able to play the games upon which the achievements are based.So add a check for the clock - if it's set, then everything works just as it does now. If it's not set, then display an alert saying something like "The ability to gain new trophies is suspended during this play session - please connect to the network to restore this functionality" - then allow the game to start, but with trophy capability temporarily disabled.